DEC issues warning about bears near Lake George

September 06, 2018 05:50 AM

LAKE GEORGE - After a surge in bear complaints in the Lake George area, the DEC is issuing a warning.

They want residents to make sure they bring in bird feeders and properly store their garbage.

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They say the agency has been getting a ton of calls about bears causing trouble in the area.

The DEC adds the bears have been looking for more food because of a lack of food in the woods due to dry conditions.

Homes with bird feeders and other bear attractant will first be given a written warning. If residents don't comply, they will be issued a ticket with a maximum penalty of a $250 fine and 15 days in jail.


Breanna Cacciotti

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